NOTICE OF PROJECT SUBMITTAL FOR APPROVAL OF FEDERAL FUNDS TO RECLAIM ABANDONED MINE LANDS
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Reclamation, Abandoned Mine Land Program is preparing a project for submittal to the U.S. Office of Surface Mining to receive approval to use grant funds to reclaim this project. This site was selected pursuant to the approved Indiana State Abandoned Mine Land Plan, as amended. Sites eligible for reclamation under this program are those that were mined for coal or were disturbed by coal mining prior to August 3, 1977; or were mined for coal or disturbed by coal mining prior to July 26, 1982, and where available reclamation bond is inadequate for reclamation purposes; or were mined for coal or disturbed by coal mining prior to November 5, 1990, and the surety company has become insolvent.
Written comments or requests for additional information should be filed within thirty days of this notice. If sufficient written interest is expressed by residents proximal to the intended reclamation site, a public meeting may be scheduled. Those interested in responding to this notice should address all communication to:
Field Operations Coordinator
Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Division of Reclamation
14619 West State Road 48
Jasonville, IN 47438-7056
This site is located in Parke County, Raccoon Township, in the Brazil West Quadrangle of Indiana, Section 34, T 14N, R 7W. The site contains a subsidence approximately 15 feet in diameter and 3-5 feet in depth. Reclamation will include excavating the subsidence to a stable base and backfilling with aggregate and finishing with top soil. The area will be graded to promote positive drainage.